How It All Began

It all began with the trek in 1992. A Susegado Goan man headed to the Himalayas for his soul trek where he met a met a sharp Delhi woman on the same mission. Their shared love for travel, discovering the world through authentic local experiences, and walking the road less travelled culminated in the start of Soul Travels. They created tours which existed outside the realm of standard travel itineraries. And rest, as they say, was history.

Starting off with one tour in Delhi, we have now grown to 10 tours covering two of the most radically different locations in this country - Delhi & Goa. You can experience the country's capital with us, walking through the bylanes of Chandni Chowk, marvelling at the magnificence of Mughal architecture, and sampling authentic Chicken Tikka Masala (and many other mouth-watering dishes). On the other hand, far away from the maddening crowd, you can discover Goa - where India goes to party, and relax, in equal measure. A completely different cuisine. Diametrically opposite history. And local culture that is poles apart.

More than 10,000 travellers over the past decade have discovered India with us. They loved it. And so will you.

The People in Charge, Co-Founder

NILESH HALDANKAR aka NEEL

NILESH HALDANKAR aka NEEL

Co-founder
Nilesh, a thorough Traveller by heart, is the foundation stone of Mumbai travellers. A Passionate trekker, a geography bug, a mature travel planner, an understanding leader or a responsible entrepreneur is how one can define Nilesh. After gathering great exposure under some brand names in the travel industry, he started to travel his own journey as an entrepreneur and today he is providing Travel solutions in the style of “Anything, Anywhere for Anyone”. But somewhere deep down the heart of Neel, was rooted the passion (‘KEEDA’ to be more precise :)) for establishing An Unique Traveller Club which can serve as a great platform for all the like minded Travellers. This silent & simple looking guy has a lot of MASTI to enjoy life at its best and may be that is why he is always so confident that there are lot more Unique travel experiences to come up on MUMBAI TRAVELLERS !!
SAURABH THAKEKAR aka BABA

SAURABH THAKEKAR aka BABA

Co-founder
BABA, A person who can do Magic on people (often Girls :)), solve all problems or put someone in problem as per his wish, is the UPADHI devoted by his fellow trekkers. Wildlifer by Blood, Traveller by Behavior and Entrepreneur by Brain, Saurabh is a pure management keeda with hands on experience in leadership. Carrying a great experience of wildlife census management, Travel industry operations, Web-development, Online promotions and Business development, he is always ready to troubleshoot any hurdle coming in the way. Sharing and spreading the beauty of wildlife, rivers, mountains, valleys, sky, oceans, and every single aspect of nature, is his real passion and hence the idea to start Mumbai Travellers came up from his fertile brain. He is some of those ‘don’t dream; just plan’ category and is currently planning some lifetime journeys for his MUMBAI TRAVELLERS.
JOGENDRA PRAJAPATI aka JOGI

JOGENDRA PRAJAPATI aka JOGI

Co-founder
“One fine day a dude leaves his secure job, just for the passion for travelling that he has…” there is this popular story everywhere and Jogi is also a Hero of this story. Jogi is the one who believes deeply in Immediate action, Power of team work and Importance of matured thinking and is passionate for wildlife and photography. “Photothon” is one of the very unique concepts that has come out of Jogi’s fertile brain and Mumbai Travellers is looking forward to MAKE IT LARGE in coming years. Mimicry, Singing, Dancing, Anchoring, or whatever…you just name it and Jogi has got all the talents to rock the stage, may it be a trek or an event!! Along with the in depth knowledge of marketing, Jogi is also very keen on relationship buildings and Team handling, no wonder that he has great friend circle and a cheerful life.

Our Backbone

Vaibhav Khaire aka Shakti

Vaibhav Khaire aka Shakti

Mumbai Travellers Head
A crazy traveller, thorough tour planner and mad backpacker is what Vaibhav is. After gaining exposure of traditional tourism industry workflow in India, he realised he is from Mars and joined MT. Since then has never turned back and has been successfully & creatively leading Mumbai Travellers’ entire Trekking division (since 2014) and Cycling & Backpacking divisions (since 2015) Creating crazy travel concepts, Exploring n establishing unknown travel destinations and devevering best in industry experience of those destinations is what he loves doing. Once you travel with him, what u will fall in love with is his mad compassion towards travelling and his unique perspective to explore any destination, may it be popular or an offbeat one. Currently, Vaibhav is possessed by his Biggest Dream in Indian Travel Industry – Backpacking entire India and making MT’s travellers backpack every corner of our beautiful and diverse country!! No wonder Mumbai Travellers is so proud of this Man-on-wheels !
Kedar Kalamkar aka Corporate Kalamkar

Kedar Kalamkar aka Corporate Kalamkar

Corporate Division Head
A Not-So-Regular MBA guy who joined Mumbai Travellers as a part time freelance trek leader. Concept was simple – Work in ICICI as wealth manager, Get sucked in office from Monday to Friday and enjoy Weekends in company of nature as MT’s trek leader. Life seemed cool !! But then sales pressure started taking over travel passion, Sr.Manager’s orders started dominating over wishes from bottom of heart. Now it was time for him to face the most decisive moment in life…Faced…Resigned from ICICI and Joined MT. The road was not clear but for Kedar it was never about the destination…it was all about enjoying every moment of the journey! And that’s what Kedar is doing today at Mumbai Travellers…heading Corporate Travel Division, designing Unique corporate outbound travel concepts, Exciting it with utmost perfection, Delivering maximum outcome from corporate learning and Making sure it is endless of fun at every outing he serves. He has proudly handled corporate travel accounts of some of the top notch names in industry like Carlsberg India, Pepe-Jeans, Colgate, Accenture, GBM etc and is focused on hitting names in fortune 500 !!
Parag Kamble aka PK

Parag Kamble aka PK

Business Manager
Though working as a Business Manager, his passion has been always attracted by outdoor activities. He is not only a Silver Medalist in 0.22 firing at AIVSC (National Level) but also 03 times Bronze Medalist in Water Polo in Mumbai University & Completed Air Wing NCC which makes him a complete adventure person. He has been splendidly good at maintaining relationship with people. Swimming, Cycling, motivator and negotiator are other impressive skills to count on. He always have a positive approach towards every thing. Dreaming of World Tour on Cycle is the milestone he is waiting to achieve.
Sameer Sawant aka Sam

Sameer Sawant aka Sam

Operations Manager
An avid trekker, cyclist, adventure lover, climber, has been exploring mountains ever since he got hooked to the mountains & forts. An experienced leader, mentor & motivator. A young traveler by heart loves watching sunrise from mountain peaks. He’s always full of surprises, don’t be deceived by his quiet nature & age. He’s our lambi race ka ghoda.

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